According to journalist Richard Souza of SporTV, coach Luis Castro revealed on Wednesday that the midfielder Edward no longer works for Botafogo in this Brazil Championship. The player badly injured his left thigh in last Sunday’s classic against Fluminense and will miss the last five rounds.

The coach gave an interview to the channel when the white and white delegation arrived at the Nilton Santos Stadium to face Red Bull Bragantino, for the 34th round, and spoke about the problems.

– We would rather have all the players than not have them, and there are a lot of absences in midfield. We’ve supported each other as a team throughout the season, even in the bad times we’ve had, we’ve stood up as a team, it’s not just one player who has pulled the team out of bad times. Let’s do it one more time, try to overcome the absences, and we will win – said Castro.

In addition to Eduardo, Botafogo will not be able to count on Lucas Fernandes and Saravia, in transition, Danilo Barbosa, Lucas Mezenga, Breno and Kayque, injured, in the match on Wednesday.

Botafogo confirms muscle injury

In a statement issued to the press a few minutes before the start of the match against Red Bull Bragantino, Botafogo revealed the problem suffered by Eduardo: a serious injury to the posterior muscle of his left thigh. However, the club didn’t inform about the return deadline.

After carrying out tests on the afternoon of Wednesday (26), a serious injury was found in the posterior muscle of the left thigh of the athlete Eduardo, with no set return time. Lucas Fernandes and Saravia have moved on to the final stage of transitionBotafogo announced.

*Updated at 7:27 p.m.

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